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Old 09-02-2023, 08:48 AM   #1
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Post Lift Kit 5" Chevy Express 3500 Roadtrek 190 Popular

Our Chevy Express 3500 Roadtrek 190 Popular 2013 with sewage pipes 5 1/2 inches above the ground at its lowest point near center undercarriage. Looking at a 3" - 5" lift. 5" includes rear lift springs. Anyone do this yet, what worked and would do anything differently? Been watching Weldtech videos for a few years and they have done a few. We're finally retired and want to travel beaches and backroads for camping, boondocking and kayaking (pull a light trailer with kayaks and storage box).

2013 Roadtrek 190 Popular with a 2014 coach build
Living in AZ and WA State traveling the country and Canada

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08 Chevy Express on a PleasureWay with about 4 1/2" due to a Black Tank pipe reroute. Not sure why you would do this. I've never bottomed out and it's been well over 5 years. KISS
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08 Chevy Express on a PleasureWay with about 4 1/2" due to a Black Tank pipe reroute. Not sure why you would do this. I've never bottomed out and it's been well over 5 years. KISS
Lowest point is 5"... have scraped center and both ends... I travel some rough roads gingerly and even bottom out on city driveways. Pulling a kayak trailer and paddling shores, ocean, surf, some rivers, rural areas, mountains Pacific NW, Vancouver Island BC need to travel without fear a small pothole on a rainy day or rocks are not going to bust off water valve, sewer pipes and other things.
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Lowest point is 5"... have scraped center and both ends... I travel some rough roads gingerly and even bottom out on city driveways. Pulling a kayak trailer and paddling shores, ocean, surf, some rivers, rural areas, mountains Pacific NW, Vancouver Island BC need to travel without fear a small pothole on a rainy day or rocks are not going to bust off water valve, sewer pipes and other things.
LOL Time for you to buy a different RV. These are not designed for your active lifestyle.
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We just bought a 2011 RoadTrek 210 Popular and like to Boondock. These are very low at 5" underneath for this type of camping.
I too have been watching WeldTec but live in Canada. I may go WeldTec if I don't find other options that are more affordable and closer to home! Please keep us posted if anyone has any "LIFT" recommendations! Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2023, 04:17 AM   #6
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Here's my lift story from a few years ago on my 2012 Airstream Avenue Suite on a 2011 Chevy Express chassis. It is an extremely rare Airstream model they made for only a few years to compete with the Roadtrek 190 Popular. Interior is very similar, but sides are reversed with galley on passenger side and wet bath behind driver. Should relate directly to your chassis.

https://www.classbforum.com/forums/f...ory-11907.html
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